Sherborne Open Art Exhibition 2022

Sat 23rd – Sunday 31st July 10am-5pm

(closes 2pm on Sunday the 31st)

Private View Friday 22nd July 7pm

At the Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne DT9 3AA

We’re delighted to be helping bring back Sherborne Art Club’s Open Exhibition, which has been on hiatus since 2018.

Founded in 1931, the exhibition is held annually in July. It has flourished and grown to become one of the West Country’s largest and most popular Open Art Exhibitions.

The Show

Open to all, the juried art exhibition celebrates the wealth and variety of visual arts in the region. as well as showcasing some of the outstanding accomplishments of artists on our doorstep.

Over 400 exhibits are for sale and the entrance is free. There is good Disabled Access and Pay and Display Parking beside the Hall.

Fringe Events

This year Sherborne Arts is planning fringe events to complement the exhibition experience. More details soon.


Judges’ Choice  1st Prize – £200 Sponsored by Mogers Drewett

2nd Prize – Meal for 2 at the Eastbury (wine included) Sponsored by The Eastbury Hotel

3rd Prize – Spa Treatment Sponsored by The Eastbury Hotel

Oil Prize – £100 Sponsored by Castle Gardens

Pastel and Dry Media Prize (Pastel, pencil or charcoal) – £100 Sponsored by Charterhouse Auctioneers

Watercolour Prize – £100 Sponsored by Old Barn Framing

Acrylic/Mixed Media Prize – £100 Sponsored by Knight Frank

Viewer’s Choice Prize – £150 Sponsored by Sherborne Arts

The open exhibition would like to thank our main sponsors, Mogers Drewett, for their generous support.

To Enter

Hand in days:

Friday 15th July  1pm-6pm

Saturday 16th July  10am-1pm

Handing-back Day:

Sunday 31st July, from 2 to 4pm.

Online Form:

The online form allows you to register your entries and pay in advance. This will allow you to hand in your pictures at the fast-track desk, without any paperwork.

Please make sure you have all your titles and prices prepared before you complete the form, as you cannot make changes yourself after submission (changes must be made by arrangement, please email if necessary).

The deadline for online submission is Sunday July 10th. As with previous exhibitions, you can fill in your forms and labels on the day if you wish.

Entry categories and fees:

Work for display. 2D or sculpture.     £8 each. Maximum of 3 entries

Folio work. Unframed work mounted or on board.    £4 each. Maximum of 3 entries

Entry fees now include membership.

All are welcome to enter. Works will be chosen by a panel of three selectors (tba), on the basis of quality, interest and representing the region.

Exhibition Terms

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Enter Artwork

Click here to complete the online entry form. Opens in new browser tab.

Printable form

Printable form and blank labels for processing on the day.